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Bloviating Zeppelin: Hello GOP; Here's Your Ass

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hello GOP; Here's Your Ass

First: GOP sycophants, get over it; I reserve the right to say whatever I wish about the GOP for any period of time.

-- I get to rag on the GOP for being stupid in any number of ways. GTFOI.
-- I get to make my future plans for the GOP clear and distinct.

Let the ragging commence (and it won't stop with this post):

The GOP got their asses handed to them. And it occurred this time for any number of reasons. But throughout it all the future plans, in my opinion, and the roadmap is clear. I shall lay out this easy roadmap -- one that should have been followed, without deviation, from the start. Finding the roadmap in October, much less discovering the route, is too little too late.

I'll keep it simple from the beginning:

There will be, I suspect, some Moderates cloaked as Conservative Poseurs bleating: "See? See? See? The GOP is too Right Wing, too Conservative for people to back! The future plan for the GOP must be to get back on track and try to encompass: be everything to everyone! Go for the numbers!"

Do not be distracted, duped or derailed by any single person or group of so-called GOP'ers saying anything even remotely like this. This is not correct. It is a lie.

This is the reason, this is our plan:

The Republicans got their asses handed to them because they abandoned their Conservative base and principles.

Only by re-discovering and closely adhering to Conservative Principles will the GOP find its mind, its place in politics, and begin to reacquire its greatness. It needs to secure its true Political Base and reawaken an awareness of its core principles and precepts.


This isn't the end of the world, boys and girls.

And over the course of the next few days, weeks and months I shall lay out, in greater depth, the reasons the GOP tanked and stand back for a greater, more global view of what it means for the future of the GOP and, moreover, Conservatives. For if we do not come to terms with our past, our history, and understand what we did to enable this turnover, we run the risk of allowing history to repeat itself. We must learn from our history.

Folks, we're not dead; we just smell funny right now.



Blogger BB-Idaho said...

Bet there are as many reasons for the election results as there are voters. I'm probably wrong, as usual, but think that there is a large center (middle class?) that
doesn't trust either extreme wing.
(some talking head mentioned that
"politics is played between the
35 yard lines") Most blogs I've seen argue from the far right or
far left, preaching to the choir as it were, probably deluding themselves. The interesting thing to me is that each party's "base" consists of coalitions that are sometimes at odds among themselves, an obvious one being the evangelical "social" right and the fiscal "economic" right in the GOP. The Dems are less organized and have their own odd bedfellows.
I am not comfortable when one party has all the power, and suspect many voters feel that way.
In a general way, I think Arnold
Schwarzenegger's success, like it or not, is due to his moving to the middle on issues, and apparently the Dems fielded some
moderate candidates. Polls I've seen indicated disatisfaction with Congress (23% approval)so its not surprising there some changes.
BTW, thanks for the explanation on your own particular win at the blog ballot box (I suspect moving to the center would be a bad move in that particular type of polling!)

Wed Nov 08, 09:07:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

BBI: that is a spot-on comment that each party consists of, themselves, polar opposites. It tends to be the overall nature of things that politics tend to swing in opposing momentums.

But it is still true, the one thing that I can recall from my high school civics teacher: "Democrats don't win elections, Republicans lose them."

So it is now.

Even Dennis Prager said that Americans tend not to embrace the extremes at either end. Whilst this may be a shock for the GOP, I'm thinking that it was also the proverbial Wake Up Call for the Dems as well, insofar as they discovered those who won weren't Hard Lefties such as they wished. It was a referendum on the War and, moreover in my opinion, the way the War was EXPLAINED by our Commander In Chief AND the GOP.

Some will choose to indicate this was a toilet defeat for the GOP and a MANDATE for the Dems. I submit it is neither. It was a chance for the GOP to seek, find and rediscover its true origins. And a chance for the Dems to realize that Joe Lieberman and Zel Miller are persons whose ideas perhaps need to be reexamined.


Wed Nov 08, 09:26:00 AM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

"Smell funny"? I should say we do!

I have to admit that at first I was crushed, BZ, but my head's beginning to clear and I'm beginning to find that silver lining on the bashful cloud. ("Bashful" because the sun is shining brightly here.)

It looks like we may have to wait until November 27th before we find out whether or not we've also lost the Senate. It all depends on Allen, and I'll bet he wants a recount.

The next two years will be very interesting I suspect.

Wed Nov 08, 12:19:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kip said...

To Bloviating Zeppelin

Chance: Yes it is true Republican politicians fail partially because they abandoned their white conservative voting base. They did it because they were trying to get the Hispanic and black votes. And this coat them their base felt neglected and they were neglected the war in Iraq was not the only reason Republicans lost because many conservative whites support the war in Iraq. Republicans lost big because they neglected the loyal white conservative voters who put them in office in the first place. Non-white conservative voters numbers are so insignificant to the point were if they stopped voting Republican conservative the Republicans with 60% of the white male vote would win still 95% of the time.

Chance: You can not have whites and non-whites in the same political party because they will pursue different agendas that will conflict with each other. Look at the Democrats they pursue heavily non-white agendas meaning helping non-whites get what they want this also includes helping other special groups with what ever type of agenda they what politicized as well.

The Republicans turned to Democrat type behavior meaning semi pursuing non-whites and helping them semi with their agendas and this turned many white conservatives off. People stop saying that racial groups are the same they are not OKAY Hispanics have immigration problems, blacks don’t they have other problems, and whites have certain needs. WE are even different to some degree genetically and this is a good thing.

Bloviating Zep I said that I am not like other commenters I really comment about how I feel and I feel and think that many people secretively appreciate me for it. Instead of masking and lying about ones opinions I try to keep real and honest. We shall see how it turns out.

Oh just in case somebody who is a commenter or lurker out there thinks that I am some white racist supremacist sitting on a computer in white surbia. I am not I am a mixed blooded man I am a non-white or a half white, a descendant of mulatto mixing. I am half black and white and Blackfoot Indian.

Take care, Bloviating Zeppelin

By Chance

Wed Nov 08, 01:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Everyone brings up excellent points, and I shall not attempt, so soon after this disastrous night, to shove all my thoughts and observations into a few posts this week -- it will be a developing, ongoing observational process.

Mistakes were made, on all levels. But I still believe that Conservatism is best not only for the country but for Humans as well, and Europe is proving my point.

Chance: I would tend to disagree; I do not believe that the basic wants and needs of most persons, absent radical religious asshats such as Islamists, cannot be addressed by Conservatism. But again, I have some time to address these issues and shall not attempt to creat a Blog Blivit.


Wed Nov 08, 01:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

From what I have seen both parties are running on Empty and the last 20th century gas station was 6 years ago. And neither party comes close to what I am looking for...

Wed Nov 08, 06:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger Rivka said...

How encouraging.. I was thinking we were dead for a while.. Just had to work through it first. You are right, we can come up out of this if the repubs. get back to their core values which are reagan like. It isn't over yet!

Thu Nov 09, 07:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

11 10 06

WEll guys:
I agree with BZ in entirety, which is why I am still a registered Independent. I have been wanting to go to the GOP for a while now, but they need to clean house before that happens.

Gayle you are right to look at the silver lining because really this is an opportunity to reinvigorate the party, to figure out how to relate to the common American, to figure out how to REALLY apply principles of fiscal conservatism and small government.

Over the past few years, the statism of the GOP has really bothered me. I strongly believe that less and more efficient government is better government for us all. I also believe in personal responsibility such that many social programmes should be curtailed or eliminated. But the GOP has not been fiscally disciplined and has been rather unrestrained in their spending.

When the GOP cleans house and makes an honest effort to save us money, look out for taxpayers, employers and employees alike, I will be the biggest supporter the GOP ever had, but they need to just go ahead and put their money where their mouth is.

All of you are correct in that Dems never win; GOPers simply lose. Boy it was so obvious too! I love the graciousness with which some of the GOPers ceded their races. There was no talk of voter disenfranchisement either. Hmmmm...

Sorry for rambling, you fired me up BZ.

Fri Nov 10, 05:33:00 PM PST  

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